Volunteers wanted at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is a well renowned, highly specialised cancer centre based in Northwood in Middlesex and thrives on the contribution of our volunteers who support patients and visitors at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, Michael Sobell Hospice as well as within the specialist cancer centre itself.  Volunteers support all areas of our work in a variety of roles morning, afternoon and evening, 7 days a week. Most are patient focussed but many are helping to support staff behind the scenes essential services.

Working at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre will suit someone who: is reliable and trustworthy; has good communication skills and wants to be part of team; wishes to give at least 3 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months and has not experienced cancer (whether themselves or close family or friend) in the past 2 years.

In return we will give you a comprehensive induction program to get you familiar with the cancer centre and its various departments. We will also give you job specific training and introduce you to your mentors. You will also have a team of people supporting you and your development in the role. After 6 months of service we can also offer you employment references.

Interested? The next step……

You are welcome to drop in to see us at one of our monthly Open Days. These will be held on the 1st of every month (except Jan 2016). Please contact us on the numbers below to find out more information. We will show you around and to discuss with you what Volunteer opportunity may suit you the best. You can take away an information pack which includes an application form.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinators:

Lynne Pritchard or Vickie Hussey on 0203 826 2515

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 Paul Strickland Scanner Centre

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is based at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. We are an independent medical charity providing a local, yet world class scanning service for the accurate and early diagnosis of cancer and other serious diseases. In the past 27 years, we have undertaken more than 200,000 scans with leading edge PET/CT, MRI and CT scanners.

We receive no government funding and rely on legacies and donations from individuals, groups and societies, companies and charitable trusts to obtain new scanners costing upwards of £1m each.

Early accurate diagnosis saves lives because the earlier a patient is scanned the better the chances of recovery. Our world renowned radiologists, and dedicated team of radiographers, clinical and administration staff, fundraisers and volunteers, all help us to offer patients the most comprehensive scanning service on one site in the UK.

We need your help to continue saving lives - to find out more about the work we do

Visit www.stricklandscanner.org.uk .
Contact our fundraising team on 01923 844290

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Registered charity no. 298867


RAFT (www.raft.ac.uk) is a local medical research charity based on the Mount Vernon Hospital site. Our research focuses on improving the treatment and quality of life for those affected by major skin traumas such as burns, wounds, limb amputations and skin cancer. RAFT is not NHS nor Government funded and so relies on the generous donations of the public in order to help us raise the £1million per year that we need to continue with our vital research. We are a unique charity in that we fundraise for and conduct our own research, and both take place from our small chalet building on the hospital site.

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Phone: 01923 835815

Rotary Club of Elthorne Hillingdon

Northwood Lions

Northwood Lions is a voluntary service organisation providing aid or funds for those who need help, primarily in the local community. We meet every first and third Wednesday at 8pm, call Robert on 07860 324395 for venue details.

Northwood Lions Saturday Market
Saturdays 9.45 – 11.45am
The Saturday Market (Lions Den) is at 195 Pinner Road, HA6 1DF (near the sorting office by the Iron Bridge). We sell plants, second-hand clothes, shoes, bags, haberdashery, bric-a-brac, small furniture, books, etc. So much more than a charity shop – family friendly – one visit and you'll be hooked! Donations always welcome. Information from Robert 07860 324395.

The Rotary Club of Ruislip/Northwood


Meets weekly at Northwood Golf Club (Tel: 01923 821384), Rickmansworth Road, Northwood HA6 2QW,
at 12.45 for 1.00pm.

The club welcomes new members, especially recent retirees, men or women who wish to join an international service organisation. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us via our website.

Northwood Round Table

  • contact David Goldman (Chairman) 01923 286210 or send This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • meetings 2/4 Tuesday, 7:30 for 8:00pm
  • contact Chairman for venue

Northwood Live at Home Scheme

•    contact Angela Flux (Manager), Laura Waller, Julie Nevitt or Jean Belton (Assistant Managers) at the office on: 01923 842494:  St John's United Reformed Church, Hallowell Road HA6 1DN
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The Northwood Live at Home Scheme has been supporting older members of our community since 1997. The Scheme offers support to combat isolation and enable older people to live more rewarding lives. We recruit volunteers so we can offer services such as driving, befriending (volunteers who visit members regularly to provide friendly company) and assisted shopping.  Weekly activities include a Lunch Club, Northwood Hills Friendship Group, two seated exercise classes to maintain flexibility in later life, iPad Training and Music Therapy.  There is a fortnightly Soup & Sandwich Lunch with occasional speakers. We arrange outings and trips further afield with one-to-one assistance and door-to-door transport to garden centres, restaurants, theatres and places of interest. A comprehensive information and advocacy service on matters relevant to older people locally is also provided.

We are always in need of new volunteers to drive, befriend or help with activities. If you have a spare hour once a week, fortnight or just occasionally and would like to help someone, please contact us.  Training is offered to new volunteers who say they themselves benefit from helping older people in our community; a lot of fun as well as the satisfaction of knowing what they do is so much appreciated.

New members are always welcome.  The Scheme is open to anyone over 60 in the Northwood and Northwood Hills community who is still living in their own home but would like some new company and the chance to get out and about more. Membership is free, but we do make a small charge for activities to cover some of our costs.  Transport is currently provided free of charge for those who have mobility problems.
For more information on Northwood Live at Home visit our website on www.mha.org.uk/community-support/live-home/northwood

Ruislip Woods Trust

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  • for more information see www.ruislipwoodstrust.org.uk

Mount Vernon Comforts Fund

The Comforts Fund has been working for over 80 years on the Mount Vernon Hospital site as a registered charity run by volunteers to raise funds to improve patient comfort.

The Fund runs a coffee shop in the radiotherapy unit, as well as a look-in charity shop, bookshop, general goods shop and ward trolley (see below). Support is needed to continue fund-raising efforts on behalf of patients and staff. Please do visit the shops if you are at the hospital. If you have any books, clothes or bric-a-brac that you would like to donate, they will be gratefully received. The general shop is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 3.30 pm, and the bookshop and charity shop from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 3 pm.

Could you steer a trolley? The Fund operates a trolley service selling goods to in-patients on weekday mornings for approximately an hour and a half. It's amazing how much can be loaded on the trolley; from newspapers to cosmetics and confectionery - all the small items which make a stay in hospital more comfortable. More volunteers are needed to take the trolley round the wards. If you could spare a little time - even if it's only, say, once a fortnight or just occasionally - please call 01923 844629

Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre

…supporting people affected by cancer…

The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC) is situated in the grounds of Mount Vernon Hospital and is part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Opened in 1993, the LJMC was the first centre of its kind to provide a holistic service that supports cancer patients and their families, helping them cope with all aspects of the disease from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Services include a drop-in centre and telephone helpline, counselling service, benefits advice and complementary therapies.

The LJMC is partially funded by the NHS and relies heavily on fundraising and voluntary donations in order to meet the 35,000 or so requests that are received each year. There is no charge for the LJMC’s services.

The LJMC welcomes enquiries from potential volunteers. We respond to more than 35,000 requests for help each year.

We also welcome enquiries from potential volunteers to work in all departments of the LJMC including the Drop-in centre, information desk, administration and fundraising. More information about the LJMC’s services can be found on www.ljmc.org or please call the Helpline if you would like to speak to anyone about any aspect of the LJMC’s work.

Telephone helpline: 020 3826 2555
Hours of opening: Monday – Friday (9.30am – 1.00 pm & 2.00-4.30pm)

Hillingdon Carers

Hillingdon Carers is a registered charity employing staff to support unpaid carers who look after a person with an illness, disability or special need. Hillingdon Carers offers a number of services including: an information and advice centre (with advice also in a range of ethnic minority languages), expert welfare benefit advice, health advocacy, training for carers, a young carers' project, older carers' specialist support, breaks for carers and social outings, counselling and complimentary therapies. Carers need to register with the office: Hillingdon Carers, Luther Bouch House, 126 High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1JT. Telephone: 01895 811206. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hillingdon Careline and Telecare - for a small monthly charge (free or subsidised in certain cases), those living on their own are offered a home safety and personal security system which enables them to call for help in an emergency. Using a telephone line and a telephone plug socket, there is a 24-hour link to the Hillingdon Careline centre every day of the year. Careline supplies a pendant which, when pressed, connects the wearer to the Careline Control Centre. Contact Hillingdon Careline on 01895 250380.

Telecare can supply sensors which detect a fall, temperature extremes, bed or chair occupancy, or property exit. Contact Telecare on 01895 277719.

Michael Sobell Hospice

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Michael Sobell Hospice provides care, comfort and support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses. The Hospice is a special place, where patients and families can spend precious time together, on the Mount Vernon Hospital site in Northwood.
Our professional team offers medical, nursing and emotional care along with practical support for patients, their families and carers. Our aim is that every patient should experience a journey towards the end of their life that is peaceful, comfortable and free from worry and pain.
Many of the services at Michael Sobell Hospice would not exist without fundraising and voluntary donations. We couldn't provide our vital services without all the wonderful people in the local community who support us. This year we need to raise nearly £1.6 million to maintain the high quality of care that we offer our patients. It costs £6,000 per day to run the hospice of which £2,500 has to be funded by the charity.
For more details about our services or our fundraising or volunteer opportunities please visit our website at www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk

Volunteers needed at Mount Vernon Treatment Centre

Hillingdon Hospital Trust is looking for Volunteers, particularly at the new Mount Vernon Treatment Centre - although Hillingdon Hospital itself always welcomes offers of voluntary help. Support will be appreciated in many areas, such as Reception, Wards, Clerical, Clinics, Fund-raising, etc.

Please contact

Sonniah Aldridge, Voluntary Services Manager,
Voluntary Services Department,
Hillingdon Hospital, Pield Heath Road,
Hillingdon, Middx, UB8 3NN

Telephone: 01895 279856

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